Rare Asian Book display- joint Monash/Melbourne University Library project

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Date(s) - 28/02/2014 - 30/04/2014
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Matheson Library

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Joint Monash/Melbourne University Library display of Asian books

A current project of Asian Libraries in Melbourne (the collaborative venture between Monash and Melbourne University Library Asian collections) is a joint display of rare and special items from both libraries.

The display case in the Asian Studies Research Collection in the Matheson Library (Clayton campus) contains some rare Chinese books on loan from the University of Melbourne Cultural Collections.  

In the Baillieu Library at the University of Melbourne is a combined display of Monash and Melbourne material on the themes of ‘Asian arts’ and ‘Asian scripts’.    The Monash Library material on display at the Baillieu Library includes Indonesian, Javanese, Khmer and Jawi script items from the Southeast Asian Pamphlets and Balai Pustaka collections, some Dutch East Indies-era books featuring traditional Indonesian designs in their bindings from the Indonesian Historical collection and books of contemporary Japanese art, Korean traditional weaving and Tibetan Buddhist visual art. The University of Melbourne has contributed Chinese New Year prints and bamboo books and some rare Japanese woodblock printed books.

 Please drop by the Asian Studies Research Collection in the Matheson Library (lower ground floor) or the Baillieu Library (ground floor and 3rd floor) at the University of Melbourne to have a look!

The Monash display is up until the end of April and the Melbourne display until the end of March. 

 You can read more about the project at